SHaRM has now been working since March 2015 to benefit the children of Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam devastated many schools and homes. We have facilitated some amazing outcomes and are recognised locally for achievements. We continue to take a very collaborative approach to all activities and where possible partner with other groups, volunteer organisations, individuals, businesses or simply with the people associated with the villages and schools we are assisting. By doing this we have been able to achieve better outcomes, more often and ensure that those benefitting have ownership of the end product.
While we are specifically focused on schools, teachers and children we do assist other groups where there is a tangible and sustainable outcome such as the Days for Girls program; Threads Across the Pacific and the SOMAP sewing group. We find that groups approach us because they know that we get the job done; we do what we said we would do; any funds go straight to the project – the SHaRM team do not take any money for their time – and we do it with the communities.
All our funding is clearly reported (in this website) with reports sent to relevant parties such as the Vanuatu Ministry of Education and major donors. We are just a group of people who want to make a difference and together with other likeminded groups and individuals we know we are.